LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. (livingstondaily.com) -- A Michigan Walmart employee says the retail giant fired him after he tried to help a woman being attacked in the store's parking lot.
Kristopher Oswald says he saw a man grab a woman by the arm early last Sunday morning in Livingston County. Oswald says he asked the woman if she needed help, and the man began attacking him. Oswald says he was able to get on top of the man, but two other men began hitting him.
Livingston County deputies arrived and put an end to the fight.
A short time later, a Walmart manager told Oswald because he stepped in to help the woman, then fought to defend himself, he had violated company policies against workplace violence.
He was then fired.
Oswald said, "I never expected all of this, and then to not have a job.... I don't even know what to put on an application about all this. How do I say this ended?" Despite that, he said he would always to the right thing.
A Walmart spokesperson says while the company understands Oswald's intentions, his actions violated company policy.